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Keith Olbermann Talks To Erich "Mancow" Muller About His Waterboarding Experience

Keith talks to WLS-AM 890's Erich "Mancow" Muller about his experience being waterboarded. Muller: You said something incorrectly and I think everyon

Keith talks to WLS-AM 890's Erich "Mancow" Muller about his experience being waterboarded.

Muller: You said something incorrectly and I think everyone has. They compare it to drowning. Now I drowned as a kid and I had to be revived and I've also been white water rafting, if you've ever had that sensation of being caught under water. This is worse. Okay, this isn't gulping for air. This is...your brain is shut off. This is water at the back of your skull, a gallon of water poured down my nose, I had a Marine do it, and I mean it was goodnight Irene, game over.


Look, I've seen the video. You've shown the video. The sprinkling of the water. Big deal. They said what was your psychological state. I was laughing at it. I was willing to prove and ready to prove that this was a joke and I was wrong. It was horrific. It was instantaneous and look I felt the effects for two days. I had chest pains. I told my wife, look I have two little kids-- we prayed. I said dear god help me. I had chest pains I was so stressed out by this.

And "Mancow" only got the Fisher-Price version of waterboarding. If he had to go through what the Gitmo prisoners were subjected to I can only imagine what his response would have been. It was actually very nice to see the two people with very different political ideologies manage to come together and have a civil discussion about this issue and care more about what they agreed on than fighting with each other.

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